Documentation Mercado Libre

Check out all the necessary information about APIs Mercado Libre.
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Last update 29/06/2023

Domains and Categories

These examples will help you work with the options of the category tree and lists in Mercado Libre. Some important concepts to keep in mind:

  • Site: the site where Mercado Libre is available for commercial operations, identified by three uppercase letters, for example: MLA for Argentina, MLB for Brazil, or MLM for Mexico.
  • Domínio: the domain indicates the product family to which the publication belongs, it can have one or many associated categories, such as CELLPHONES, SNEAKERS, or BICYCLES.
  • Categoría: it is a classification of similar products that share common characteristics within a domain. Categories are used to organize and show products in a structured manner to facilitate customer navigation and search, such as CELLPHONE_COVERS or SLIPPERS.
Resource Description Example
/sites Retrieves information about the sites where Mercado Libre runs. GET
/sites/{Site_id}/listing_types Returns different exposure levels associated with all listing types in Mercado Libre. GET
/sites/{Site_id}/categories Returns available categories in the site. GET
/categories/{Category_id} Returns information about a category. GET
/categories/{Category_id}/attributes Displays attributes and rules over them in order to describe the items that are stored in each category. GET
/sites/{site_id}/listing_types/{listing_type_id} Retrieves the configuration for a specific listing type. GET
/domains/$DOMAIN_ID/technical_specs Returns detailed technical information of the domain. GET